THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES BEN FIELDS’ DEBUT SINGLE, “EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT”
FIELDS TAPPED FOR AN UPCOMING PERFORMANCE ON ABC’S “THE BACHELORETTE”
The John Lennon Songwriting Award-Winner’s Debut Album
Extraordinary Light to be Released June 17th
Today, The Wall Street Journal has exclusively premiered Ben Fields’ debut single, “Extraordinary Light” from his similarly titled upcoming debut album due out on June 17th. CLICK HERE to hear the song The Wall Street Journal describes as “a graceful vintage-style pop song that pairs Fields’ sleepy voice with gentle, rolling piano, a subtly powerful rhythm section and the swell of strings.”
Fields has also been tapped to perform on an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit romance reality series, The Bachelorette.
Sire Records recently announced the signing of new artist, and John Lennon Songwriter Award recipient, Ben Fields. Fields is set to release his debut album, Extraordinary Light on June 17th, which is available for pre-sale now at http://smarturl.it/ExtraordinaryLight. Extraordinary Light features the lead single mentioned above, as well as “Swede” – the highly praised song that sparked Fields’ achievement of the John Lennon Songwriting Award. The album is a product of Fields’ meticulous craftsmanship, mixed with the mastering and cutting of acclaimed Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Carole King’s “Tapestry”), as well as ingenious collaborations with producer JC Hopkins (Willie Nelson, Norah Jones) and renowned guest vocalists including Jolie Holland and Warren Smith.
After a chance meeting with Sire Records’ legendary Seymour Stein (Madonna, The Ramones, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode) at a music conference in Australia – where American born Ben Fields had been living and working in a café – the aspiring singer/songwriter took a leap of faith. Stein had offered Fields his business card and told him to look him up if he was ever in New York City. Well, that was enough for Fields. He packed up his girlfriend, their dog, furniture and moved to Brooklyn, where he now lives. Fields showed up at Stein’s office with music and the rest is history – he was signed to Sire in November 2012.
Extraordinary Light TRACK LISTING:
1. Extraordinary Light
4. Fragile Little Heart
6. Mostly, He Says
8. See You In The Morning Caroline
9. Sleep Through December
10. So Stolen By Your Ghost
Watch the video for “Swede”
MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURE OF ICONIC ARTIST ANDY WARHOL TO BE
ON DISPLAY BEGINNING APRIL 24 AT POLAROID FOTOBAR AT THE LINQ
Admission to The Polaroid Museum FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 24;
Special Joint Ticket Offers Admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Polaroid Museum through Aug. 1
In conjunction with the grand opening of the brand-new Polaroid Fotobar and The Polaroid Museum at The LINQ, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is announcing its figure of the iconic artist Andy Warhol will be on view in Las Vegas for the first time beginning April 24. The figure, on loan from Madame Tussauds London, will be on display in Polaroid Fotobar’s new flagship retail shop until Aug. 1. Upstairs will be an exhibition of Warhol’s artwork and artifacts, “Capturing Celebrity,” presented by The Andy Warhol Museum and serving as the centerpiece of The Polaroid Museum. Admission to The Polaroid Museum on April 24 will be FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Famously associated with the declaration, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” Warhol acquired renown in the art world and beyond for his mass-produced paintings of celebrities. As with all the more than 100 of the celebrity figures on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at The Venetian, visitors to the new Polaroid Fotobar are encouraged to get up close and personal with the Warhol figure and take their own photographs with the legendary art star.
“Capturing Celebrity” will feature a collection of 50 of Warhol’s most famous Polaroid photographs, including a number of self-portraits. The exhibit will also feature several celebrity portraits, such as Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards, Muhammad Ali and more. Two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras will also be on display.
ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. The attraction is located at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Suite 2001. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens daily at 10 a.m. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.
ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.
In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood, Calif.; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Mo.; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.
ABOUT POLAROID FOTOBAR
Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind, fun and experiential retail destination that is changing the paradigm of how people “liberate” their photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products. Each location offers the ability to instantly print your pictures – wherever they may reside — utilizing the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo picture format in five different sizes. In addition, customers can turn their favorite photos into an extensive selection of custom and unique photo products from a variety of materials including canvas, stone, metal, bamboo and more. Polaroid Fotobar locations also offer an array of Polaroid branded products and feature “Fototenders,” available to assist in instantly turning customers’ best photos into lasting memories.
Currently, Polaroid Fotobar has four retail locations – Delray Beach, Orlando, Miami and Boca Raton, Fla., in addition to its newest flagship store in Las Vegas. There are several more outposts in development for 2014. Polaroid Fotobar’s 8,500-square-foot flagship location opened this March.
Discover more at www.PolaroidFotobar.com. Follow our journey and share with us on Twitter @Fotobar and PolaroidFotobar on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE POLAROID BRAND
Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products. For more information, visitwww.Polaroid.com.
Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.
ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.Warhol.org.
MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS REVEALS
ABBEY ROAD TRAVELING EXPERIENCE
The Beatles interactive exhibit on display through May 28
Earlier this morning (Monday, March 19), Madame Tussauds Las Vegas located at The Venetian welcomed the Abbey Road Traveling Experience to its attraction. The exhibit, on display through May 28, features a recreation of The Beatles’ iconic “Abbey Road” album cover.
The experience is complete with wax figures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. The replication of the “Abbey Road” album cover is impeccable, except for a few purposeful variations. Beatles fans are invited to test their knowledge of the original Abbey Road photo and discover the differences in the Abbey Road Traveling Experience. Some of the variations are easily noticeable, but others may take a die-hard fan to uncover.
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Photo credit: Erik Kabik
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM. For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.